The Lorne Currie that everyone thought was possible showed up on Monday in the semifinals of the Torrey Pines tournament and came through with a 25-point performance to help unbeaten Farifax knock off Corona Centennial, 69-62,
Currie, who started his career at Fairfax, then transferred to St. John Bosco before returning last season, has been forced to focus in the classroom and on the court and seems to be doing both. Donald Gipson had 14 points, Antoine Monroe 11 and Isaiah Ajiboye 10 points for the Lions, who are 9-0. Sedrick Barefield scored 33 points for Centennial.
Fairfax will play Redondo in Tuesday's final. Redondo defeated St. Patrick, 58-54. Ryse Williams scored 16 points. Redondo will be without two players who were ejected after an incident late in its game against St. Patrick.
Sonora defeated Oak Park, 64-54. Riley Battin had 18 points for the Eagles. Ben Rico scored 29 points for Sonora. Crespi defeated Lynwood, 49-42. De'Anthony Melton had 15 points and 19 rebounds.
In Las Vegas, Cathedral suffered its first defeat, losing to Las Vegas Valley, 80-68. Earlier, the Phantoms defeated Basic, 76-49.
In the MaxPreps tournament, Sierra Canyon showed that it's a powerhouse in the making, routing Etiwanda, 72-53, in the semifinals of the Open Division. Cody Riley had 18 points, Remy Martin 16 and Devearl Ramsey 15. Etiwanda will play Georgia Pebblebrook in the final. Pebblebrook defeated Santa Ana Mater Dei, 82-79. Rex Pfueger scored 27 points for Mater Dei and KJ Smith had 18
Brentwood defeated Chaparral, 61-38. Maxwell Kupchak scored 24 points and Ountae Campbell added 19. Damien defeated American Fork, 60-57. Bryce Peters scored 22 points and Malik Fitts 22. Harvard-Westlake defeated Diamond Bar, 74-47. Alex Copeland had 30 points. Riverside North improved to 11-0 with a 56-51 over Washington Olympia.
In the La Salle tournament semifinals, Bishop Montgomery defeated Campbell Hall, 74-56. Stephen Thompson scored 19 points, Ethan Thompson 15 and Jordan Schakel 15. Aaron Holiday had 17 points for Campbell Hall and Gabriel Salazar 15. The Knights will play De La Salle in Tuesday's final. De La Salle defeated Village Christian, 52-40. Jordan Ratinho had 25 points for De La Salle. Price defeated Calabasas, 66-61. Justin Bessard had 24 points and Conner Longmire 21 for Calabasas. Donnell Murray scored 22 points for Price.
In the semifinals of the Orange tournament, Orange Lutheran signaled how much of a factor it will be in the Trinity League with an impressive 59-45 win over Foothill. Rogers Printup scored 17 points. La Mirada defeated Anaheim Canyon, 61-56.
In the Ventura tournament, Westlake advanced to the final with a 73-58 win over Ventura. Michael Hayon scored 22 points and Luis Herrer made five threes and had 19 points.
In the Santa Barbara tournament, Thousand Oaks defeated Glendora, 54-53, in the semifinals. Josh Hauser had a key three-pointer to deliver the victory and had 15 points. Thousand Oaks played without Matt Hauser, who was sick. Santa Barbara defeated Newbury Park, 82-48, in the other semifinal.
In San Diego, Loyola received 25 points from Henry Welsh in an 86-67 win over Santa Monica. Stone Gettings added 18 points. Max Hazzard had 12 assists.
In the Chaminade tournament, Chaminade defeated Curtis, 75-56, and will play Valencia in Tuesday's final. Michael Oguine scored 27 points and Jordan Ogundiran had 14 points and eight assists. Valencia defeated Menlo, 60-39.
Burbank Burroughs made it to the consolation final of the Tustin tournament with a 60-58 win over Long Beach Cabrillo. David Schwer had 24 points Steven Hubbell 14 points.
In Tennesee, Dorsey advanced to the semifinals of the Arby's tournament with a 63-62 win over Christ School.
In the Monrovia tournament, Sun Valley Poly defeated Upland, 75-69. Cesar Reyes had 34 points and Francisco Mariscal added 13 points and 10 rebounds. Reyes had 42, 31 and 34 points in three games of the tournament.
In the Hart tournament, Myles Franklin had 25 points and Chad Donohue 23 in Hart's 89-65 win over Camarillo.
In the Katella tournament, freshman Brendan Harrick had 14 points in Servite's 58-42 win over Irvine.